5ft Vilmorin's Rowan Tree | 9L Pot | Sorbus vilmorinii

Code: TR02049L
5ft Vilmorin's Rowan Tree | 9L Pot | Sorbus vilmorinii
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5ft Vilmorin's Rowan Tree | 9L Pot | Sorbus vilmorinii

Outstanding autumn contrasts originating from yellow berries and red leaves

A beautiful compact Sorbus, perfect for the smaller garden. Sorbus vilmorinii boasts finely formed fern-like foliage that turns to vibrant red and purple in autumn. Large heads of creamy white flowers in spring are followed by open bunches of rosy red berries that fade through pink to almost white. The berries are irresistible autumn food for birds.

Vilmorin's Rowan has been awarded the Award of Garden Merit given by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), which helps gardeners make informed choices about plants.

The bare root variation of this tree is a great alternative to container-grown versions during the winter. It has already been growing for two years in ideal conditions so that the tree will already be in great shape and ready to take off, regardless of the season.

Variety Information

Habit Bushy
Flower Colour White
Foliage Colour Green (Spring/Summer), Red/Purple (Autumn)
Berry Colour Pink/Purple
Features Pinnate Leaves, Attractive Berries, Autumn Colour, Winter Interest

Size Information

Supplied As 9L Pot
Height on Arrival Height can vary depending on when you purchase your tree, and what rootstock and variety combination you buy.1.5m (5ft)
Age 2 Years with 4 Year Rootstock
Eventual Height & Spread Eventual size depends on both environmental and genetic conditions. 4m x 4m (13 x 13ft)
Supplied As Height On ArrivalTitle Supplied By Price Link Image
Bare Root 1.2m Bare Root Primrose-Supplied Tree
RRP £27.99  £23.99
PrimroseRRP £27.99  £23.99View Here
9L Pot 1.5m 9L Pot Primrose-Supplied Tree
RRP £39.99  £34.99
Primrose RRP £39.99  £34.99 This Product
12L Pot 1.5m 12L Pot Frank P Matthews-Supplied Tree
£59.99
Frank P Matthews £59.99View Here
Optional Extras
  • One Tree Stake and Tie Kit - 1.2m
    Add +
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
    Add +
  • Tree Planting Kit - Tree Stake, Tie and Empathy Rootgrow
    Add +
  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
    Add +
Selected items will be included with your purchase

Key is to regularly water newly-planted trees, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure you choose a location where your tree has enough space, which you can calculate from a variety's eventual height and spread.

Bare root & containerised trees have different planting requirements. With bare root, it is important to soak your tree's roots in water for up to 2 hours before planting, while with containerised trees it is important to drench your tree's rootball. With bare root it can be useful to prune woody roots back a few inches, while with containerised trees, it is important to free any spiralized roots growing around the rootball's circumference. With bare root trees, dig a hole so as to ensure the graft point is above the soil, while with containerised trees, ensure the pot sits no lower than an inch below ground.

Bare root & containerised trees also share planting requirements. Dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball. Stake your tree no more than 2-3 inches from the stem, pointing away from the prevailing wind. Fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, and add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Do not compress the soil. Give your tree a good watering. Add mulch on top whether bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould and stones. Make sure mulch doesn't touch the stem. Tie the stake to your tree, leaving space for growth. Place a rabbit guard around your tree.

Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring. Check ties to ensure there is no rubbing. Collect fallen leaves in autumn.

We have developed an eco friendly polypot currently in use across our 9L range. The polypot uses less than 20% of the plastic compared with a normal pot and, unlike most garden center pots, is recyclable. Polypots also prevent root spiraling to encourage a healthier root system.

All trees arrive in a specially made, extra thick, cardboard box with a clamp to hold the pot in place at the bottom of the box. This prevents any movement during transit, keeping your plant safe.

We wrap the roots of our bare root trees and use compost to keep them moist during transport. This extra bit of protection prevents them from drying out and makes sure your tree gets off to a flying start.

We use the same specialised box as our potted trees to ensure safe transit.

Rowan trees are easy to grow. Your tree’s growth and output will likely be fine providing you followed our planting and care instructions. Below we address some common queries:

  • Hardiness: Rowans can be found throughout the temperate regions of the world and many species are native to the UK, so the UK's winters will not damage your tree.
  • Position: Rowan trees benefit from being planted in full sun. Planting your tree in a sheltered spot will allow the tree to put more resources into flowering.
  • Soil Types: Soil types are best ignored and remain an unwelcome confusion. Every plant will adapt to its conditions. Having said that, less than ideal conditions will reduce growth. Waterlogged soils will starve your tree of oxygen, which plays a key role in photosynthesis, cause its roots to rot and create the perfect environment for many diseases. Similarly, compressed soils can starve a tree of oxygen and water, so do not compress the soil when planting. Aeration can be improved further with mulching.

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Customer Reviews
Rating: 5/5

"I've always liked Rowan trees, now I have one of my own, can't wait until spring!"

Reviewed Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Beautiful tree delivered quickly and in excellent condition."

Reviewed Monday, 5 November 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Arrived in really good condition"

Reviewed Thursday, 30 August 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Lovely healthy tree, can't wait for the flowers and berries to come..."

Reviewed Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Rating: 2/5

"Tree ordered not available so different Sorbus substituted with my agreement . Tree' leaves had some small brown spots on them, some leaf stalks were partially snapped. Since planting, carefully following instructions, some of leaves have shrivelled up."

Reviewed Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Rating: 4/5

"Similar comment regarding the broken top of the tree."

Reviewed Thursday, 21 July 2016

Rating: 4/5

"plants delivered"

Reviewed Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Rating: 5/5

"Very pleased with the size of the tree for the price. Well packaged and very healthy when it arrived."

Reviewed Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Rating: 5/5

"Just planting this afternoon when the rain stops but it's very cold"

Reviewed Monday, 2 March 2015

Rating: 5/5

"Excellent"

Reviewed Tuesday, 13 May 2014

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